Altdorf is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is 8 kilometres (5 miles) away from the town of Nürtingen.
Geography [ edit ]
Altdorf lies two kilometres south of the
Neckar River in the foothills of the Swabian Jura.
Neighbouring communities [ edit ]
Adjacent communities are
Neckartailfingen to the north, Nürtingen to the Northeast, Großbettlingen to the east, Bempflingen to the south and Neckartenzlingen in the West. All located in the district of Esslingen.
History [ edit ]
Altdorf was first mentioned in 1291. The name Altdorf probably derives from the Alemannic
Allachdorf, what a settlement was then called. From various findings it can be concluded that people have resided in Altdorf for four thousand years.
Population statistics [ edit ]
The population figures are census results (¹) or official extensions of the State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg, only including
Hauptwohnsitze (main domicile).
With around 1,500 inhabitants, Altdorf is the smallest
Gemeinde (municipality) in the District of Esslingen.
Politics [ edit ]
Altdorf belongs to the Gemeindeverwaltungsverband Neckartenzlingen.
Council [ edit ]
The council has 10 members in Altdorf. The turnout in the
local elections on 7 June 2009 was 66.39%, and gave the following distribution of seats:
Freie Bürgerliste Altdorf (Free Citizens of Altdorf)
– 10,3 %
Unabhängige Bürger (Independent Citizens)/
SPD 42,8 %
+ 10,3 %
The council consists of the elected honorary councilors and the mayor as chairman. The mayor is entitled to vote in the council.
The independent Joachim Kälberer is mayor of Altdorf. He was elected for his first term of office with 90.3% of the vote in the 2004 mayoral election, which gained a 54.6% voter turnout. The first term ended in 2012, though on 29 January 2012 Joachim Kälberer was confirmed for a further eight years in office, following a 97.6% approval rate with a voter turnout of 49.9%.
Blazon : A black Hirschstange (literally 'deer post', and known as the symbol of Würtemberg) on a golden chief, below which is a silver ploughshare on blue.
Economy and facilities [ edit ]
Public Institutions [ edit ]
2008 baute die Gemeinde Altdorf ein Wassertretbecken beim alten
Wasserhäusle zur allgemeinen Nutzung. In 2008 the Altdorf municipality built a Kneipp therapy pool.
Education [ edit ]
Altdorf verfügt über eine eigene
Grundschule und einen Kindergarten. Weiterführende Schulen, Realschule und Gymnasium, befinden sich in der Nachbargemeinde Neckartenzlingen. Die Schüler der Hauptschule besuchen die Schule in der Gemeinde Neckartailfingen. Altdorf has its own primary school and a kindergarten . Two kinds of secondary school, a Realschule and a Gymnasium, are located in the neighbouring town Neckartenzlingen . Hauptschule secondary school pupils attend the school in the community Neckartailfingen .
Notable people [ edit ]
Heinrich Vollmer (1885–1961), one of Europe's most famous weapon designers, who developed the German submachine guns of the Second World War, MP38/ MP40.
References [ edit ]